Concepts for Practice
Community and Human Services: Concepts for Practice offers an introduction to the key concepts, theories and perspectives of community and human services in Australia. It outlines the more challenging and emerging fields of practice to prepare students for practice in a range of helping professions and illustrate the real-life situations they may encounter with clients. The book emphasises the importance of self-reflective practice and teaches students the practical skills they will need to become an effective human services worker. The history of the industry is explored to provide a background to expand student understanding of social policy, legislation and human service organisations.KEY FEATURESIncludes coverage of self and self-care (Ch. 5) within potentially traumatic and violent workplacesEdited by experts across the human services sector, it provides a solid background to the different fields of practice in the Australian human services industry.Provides a history of the industry to expand student understanding of social policy, legislation and human service organisations.Key terms and definitions draw attention to terminology and definitions used in human services material.Implications for Practice activities demonstrate the reflective practice requirements tied to case examples.